When you have the mother-of-all-toothaches, a good dentist will be happy to work you into their schedule, despite the inconvenience. It sometimes means asking other patients to wait or reschedule their appointments.
Time pressures associated with emergency treatments mean that the staff and dentist must preform at top efficiency in order to provide the highest quality dental care without taking any shortcuts.
This is not the time to ask for a checkup.
Checkups are for when you don’t have an emergency and there are no time pressures.
Most dentists recommend having a checkup every 6 months.
Ideally, if you have two checkups annually, and practice proper home care, you will never have that dental emergency. All of your problems will be observed and dealt with in their infancies before they reach the pain stage.
Checkups consist of two parts: the examination and the cleaning.
- During the examination, the dentist will closely inspect your teeth and gums for any problems. Your tongue, throat, neck, face, and head will also be checked for any signs of swelling, sores, or cancers. The dentist may also recommend x-rays periodically to check for any hidden problems.
- Cleaning will include scaling (removal of tartar, which you can not do for yourself at home), polishing, and flossing.
- Homecare should consist of at least two brushings a day, and flossing at least once a day. Your dentist can recommend toothbrushes that will give you optimum service and teach you how to floss with the best methods for your teeth.
A proper checkup requires some time and focused attention on the part of the dentist and dental hygienist. It is not something that is done in a hurry and under time constraints like an emergency visit would be.
However, if you are there for an emergency, that would be an excellent time to schedule an appointment for a checkup, which might prevent any future emergencies down the road.
There are no guarantees in life, and an unexpected emergency of the dental variety can happen to anyone. At those times, we at Prevent Dental Suite will go out of our way to deal with your emergency by providing the highest quality dental treatment available.
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